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News: Boscalt Hospitality buys 15 Old Bailey in London

Boscalt Hospitality has launched a joint-venture partnership with a London-based real estate developer for the first hotel in its portfolio, the Old Bailey.

Located in London, the Victorian building is known to be the very first hotel ever in the city to have electric lighting.

The property is expected to be repositioned into an upper-upscale hotel featuring 110 rooms, a full-service restaurant and bar, and a gym with an estimated 18 months of works remaining.


Built in 1874 by Evans Cronk, 15 Old Bailey had been converted to a serviced office building featuring meeting rooms and an executive business lounge.

Located at the heart of the global financial hub of the City of London, the property is within walking distance of the offices of the mayor global investment banks and law firms, among others.

Additionally, local leisure attractions, including St. Paul’s Cathedral and Covent Garden are also within walking distance.

Boscalt co-founders, Liza Masías and Jaume Tàpies, said: “The team is currently in advanced discussions with an internationally renowned hotel operator that is envisioned to manage the hotel.

“This is a great time to invest in London, a city where booking rates are promising.

“The hotel construction pipeline is growing rapidly, which is an optimistic projection for the hospitality industry.”

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Bill Bailey makes rare appearance with wife at National Film Awards following Strictly win

In another shot, Bill looked as though he was missing his days on the BBC show, grinning while showing off a few dance moves in front of the photographers.

And while he proved he had what it takes to win the competition last year, Oti recently admitted she never expected to win while being partnered with him.

The professional dancer has won the title two years running, with her first win in 2019 with Kelvin Fletcher.

Chatting to Sunday Brunch hosts Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer, she shared her thoughts on her 2020 experience, heaping praise on her partner. 

Author: Jessica Williams
This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Celebrity News

Celebrity attorney F. Lee Bailey dead at 87

WALTHAM, Mass. — F. Lee Bailey, the celebrity attorney who defended O.J. Simpson, Patricia Hearst and the alleged Boston Strangler, but whose legal career halted when he was disbarred in two states, has died, a former colleague said Thursday. He was 87.

The death was confirmed Thursday by Peter Horstmann, who worked with Bailey as an associate in the same law office for seven years.

In a legal career that lasted more than four decades, Bailey was seen as arrogant, egocentric and contemptuous of authority. But he was also acknowledged as bold, brilliant, meticulous and tireless in the defense of his clients.

“The legal profession is a business with a tremendous collection of egos,” Bailey said an in interview with U.S. News and World Report in September 1981. “Few people who are not strong egotistically gravitate to it.”

Some of Bailey’s other high-profile clients included Dr. Samuel Sheppard – accused of killing his wife – and Capt. Ernest Medina, charged in connection with the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War.

“I have never known a greater intellect than that possessed by F. Lee Bailey,” said J. Albert Johnson, Bailey’s longtime legal partner and childhood friend.

Bailey, an avid pilot, best-selling author and television show host, was a member of the legal “dream team” that defended Simpson, the former star NFL running back and actor acquitted on charges that he killed his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, in 1995.

Bailey was the most valuable member of the team, Simpson said in a 1996 story in The Boston Globe Magazine.

“He was able to simplify everything and identify what the most vital parts of the case were,” Simpson said. “Lee laid down what the case’s strategy was, what was going to be important and what was not. I thought he had an amazing grasp of what was going to be the most important parts of the case, and that turned out to be true.”

One of the most memorable moments of the trial came when Bailey aggressively cross-examined Los Angeles police Detective Mark Fuhrman in an attempt to portray him as a racist whose goal was to frame Simpson. It was classic Bailey.

Fuhrman denied using racial epithets, but the defense later turned up recordings of Fuhrman making racist slurs.

Even though Fuhrman remained cool under pressure, and some legal experts called the confrontation a draw, Bailey, recalling the exchange months later, said, “That was the day Fuhrman dug his own grave.”

Bailey earned acquittals for many of his clients, but he also lost cases, most notably Hearst’s.

Hearst, a publishing heiress, was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army terrorist group on Feb. 4, 1974, and participated in armed robberies with the group. At trial, Bailey claimed she was coerced into participating because she feared for her life. She still was convicted.

Hearst called Bailey an “ineffective counsel” who reduced the trial to “a mockery, a farce, and a sham,” in a declaration she signed with a motion to reduce her sentence. Hearst accused him of sacrificing her defense in an effort to get a book deal about the case.

She was released in January 1979 after President Jimmy Carter commuted her sentence.

Bailey made his name as the attorney for Sheppard, an Ohio osteopath convicted in 1954 of murdering his wife.

Sheppard spent more than a decade behind bars before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a landmark 1966 decision that “massive, pervasive, prejudicial publicity” had violated his rights. Bailey helped win an acquittal at a second trial.

Bailey also defended Albert DeSalvo, the man who claimed responsibility for the Boston Strangler murders between 1962 and 1964. DeSalvo confessed to the slayings, but was never tried or convicted, and later recanted. Despite doubts thrown on DeSalvo’s claim, Bailey always maintained that DeSalvo was the strangler.

Throughout his career, Bailey antagonized authorities with his sometimes abrasive style and his quest for publicity. He was censured by a Massachusetts judge in 1970 for “his philosophy of extreme egocentricity,” and was disbarred for a year in New Jersey in 1971 for talking publicly about a case.

Bailey was disbarred in Florida in 2001 and the next year in Massachusetts for the way he handled millions of dollars in stock owned by a convicted drug smuggler in 1994. He spent almost six weeks in federal prison charged with contempt of court in 1996 after refusing to turn over the stock. The experience left him “embittered.” He eventually won the right to practice law in Maine in 2013.

Francis Lee Bailey was born in the Boston suburb of Waltham, the son of a newspaper advertising man and a schoolteacher.

He enrolled at Harvard University in 1950 but left at the end of his sophomore year to train to become a Marine pilot. He retained a lifelong love of flying and even owned his own aviation company.

While in the military, Bailey volunteered for the legal staff at the Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station in North Carolina, and soon found himself the legal officer for more than 2,000 men.

Bailey earned a law degree from Boston University in 1960, where he had a 90.5 average, but he graduated without honors because he refused to join the Law Review. He said the university waived the requirement for an undergraduate degree because of his military legal experience.

Bailey was married four times and divorced three. His fourth wife, Patricia, died in 1999. He had three children.

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London mayor election LIVE: Latest results and scoreboard for Sadiq Khan and Shaun Bailey

The London mayoral election appears to be closer than anticipated, as Labour brace for a tight finish. Londoners across the city voted for their favourite candidates on Thursday May 6, with the final result expected this weekend.
Labour’s Sadiq Khan – the former MP for Tooting – has been the mayor of London for the past five years.

He’s bidding for another four years in charge, and is narrowly ahead in the race.

Khan was expected to completely wipe the floor with the other candidates, but the Conservatives’ Shaun Bailey has drawn more votes than anticipated.

Bailey has already won in both Ealing and Hillingdon, and Brent and Harrow – both of which were under Labour control five years ago.

But, we won’t know for sure who’s won the keys to City Hall until at least Saturday night – possibly from 8.30pm.

Vote counting has been taking longer this year to cater for Covid restrictions.

READ MORE: London mayor: When will the final results be declared?

Mandu Reid (Women’s Equality Party) – 10,523 votes

Piers Corbyn (Let London Live) – 10,285 votes

Vanessa Hudson (Animal Welfare Party) – 8,284 votes

Peter Gammons (UK Independence Party) – 7,333 votes

Farah London (Independent) – 6,168 votes

David Kurten (Heritage Party) – 5,663 votes

Nims Obunge (Independent) – 4,433 votes

Steve Kelleher (Social Democratic Party) – 4,270 votes

Kam Balayev (Renew) – 3,816 votes

Max Fosh (Independent) – 3,157 votes

Valerie Brown (Burning Pink) – 2,695 votes

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Recap: Bailey Faces Off With A COVID Denier & Jackson Leaves Seattle

The doctors at Grey Sloan encountered injured protesters and more during the April 15 episode. But the final moments of the episode left us asking: where is Jackson going?

There are protests happening all around Seattle. There’s a curfew in place as well. Richard is headed to go protest, while Winston is coming to Seattle from Boston to be with Maggie for good. Hayes shows up at Grey Sloan with his kids, and he’s bleeding from the head. He was attacked by counter-protesters.

A number of patients come in after being injured at the protests. One young man was shot with a rubber bullet right in the heart. Another woman has shrapnel in her chest. The doctors have their work cut out for them.

Grey's Anatomy
Richard Webber during the April 15 episode. (ABC)

Meanwhile, Meredith is getting better, but she’s still sleeping most of the time. She’s very weak, but she’s on the mend.

While on his way to Seattle, Winston gets pulled over by a cop. He’s talking to Maggie, and she begs him to stay on the line with her. Suddenly, the line goes dead. Maggie tries to call him and even has a nurse keep trying as she cares for a patient. When Maggie still hasn’t heard from Winston, she calls Richard. He tells her that he’ll keep calling Winston while she works on her patient.

In the middle of surgery, Richard gets a hold of Winston. She runs out to talk to her fiance. The officers searched his car, and the police dog went through all his stuff. He was pulled over because his bike rack was obscuring his license plate. Winston is angry and shaken over what’s just happened, but at least he’s safe.

Miranda Bailey
Miranda Bailey during the April 15 episode. (ABC)

Bailey’s patient is an active runner who doesn’t think the COVID-19 virus is real. She has to leave the room and scream a bit in the stairwell over the patient’s conspiracy theories. She pleads with him to be admitted because the blood clot in his leg could be dangerous and even fatal. He refuses. She later discovers that he’s passed out right outside the hospital, and he ends up dead.

During surgery, Jackson reveals to Richard that he’s never protested before. He’s always just donated money. After hearing about the powerful protest stories from a patient and Richard, Jackson goes to his mother. “Why don’t we have scars, mom?” he asks. He wants to know why they haven’t been marching. This patient inspires Jackson to march for the very first time.

Jackson Avery
Jackson Avery during the April 15 episode. (ABC)

When he gets in his car, Jackson is told that his trip is 11 hours away. Where is Jackson going? Is he going to march somewhere? Could he be visiting April? Time will tell!

Avery Thompson
This article originally appeared on Hollywood Life